I normally make a yearly trip to BC to visit family, eat and buy Chinese ingredients for my humble attempts at home cooking.
Since my Uncle lives in Victoria every other year I take the ferry to visit him and the other year he comes over to Richmond to eat with me. The food in better on the South Mainland. I guess I am lucky my family are chow hounds too.
On this last visit there was request on Chinese food in Victoria on the local board.
I can recommend three eateries that are good for the area. They of course do not compare with the Bay Area and Mainland BC. But in the past few years Victoria Chinese food has gotten a lot better.
Golden City at 721 Fisgard Ave near Chinatown. Had decent dim sum and had a very good formal dinner there. The dinner had more food than we could eat. This was the first time I tried this place maybe it is new?
Do not remember the name of this eatery but it is located in Red Loin Inn at 3366 Douglas in the bottom level. Decent dim sum (not as good as Golden City). They also serve a homey Cantonese food off the menu.
The best Roast Duck, won ton, Cantonese “snack” lunch is available at Tong Ho also located on Douglas a couple of blocks closer to the ferries on the same side of street as Red Loin Inn set back in a strip mall.
This time we had two meals at a family member home since it is rare for some many members of our family to be in the same place at the same time. So otherwise we would have had more meal out.
Of course this in not Chinese but what visit to Victoria would be complete with a visit to Dutch Bakery for breakfast.